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The latest version of Behavior Status 3.1 took me a lot longer than I had planned, due to a couple technical challenges I ran into. The first main problem was coming up with an initial list of stats which could both be export and displayed as a graph. Nonetheless, it is now available with the following list of new features:
- Statistics and Graphing
- 24 hour time display
Added to better support time Internationalization
- Sort Problem children to the top
Mainly useful for teachers to make it easier to get to record the status for those problem children …
Statistics and Graphing
This feature has been requested over and over as I could not count the number of emails I have requesting this feature. Unfortunately, there was a lot of ground work that needed to be laid first. To access this feature you first will need to update to the latest version of code and have the Behavior Status Donate version installed as well. Once you launch the app you should notice a new graph icon on the right side list of children.
Clicking on this icon will then send you to the new screen for choosing stats parameters as shown below.
As you can see you can provide a Date Range for filtering as well as choose between two different types of stats. The data produced for these two stats can either be displayed as a graph or exported as a CSV file for further analysis. A Next button is displayed at the bottom but just off screen. If the child you selected uses Specific Behavior tracking then you will be sent to a new screen to allow you to choose which behaviors to include in the stats as shown below. This is particularly useful for those trying to find correlations between one or more behaviors
If you choose to perform the export at this point you will see a generating dialog as well as a complete message. Otherwise the selected graph will appear as the following examples show the two different types currently available … Anyways, I hope you enjoy this release and find it useful. And as always, please keep the feedback coming in.
Behavior Status 2.0 was just released to the store yesterday April 3rd 2011. In this version the following new features have been added:
- Alternate Status Entry Mode which allows for 3, 4 or 5 color choices for behavior. This mode is enabled through the preferences and uses color bars to denote behavior instead of the stoplight. In the 3 color choices you have the same Red, Yellow and Red Options. The 4 color mode adds Orange as an option between Yellow and Red and 5 colors adds Blue which is used to denote Excellent behavior.
- Under Preferences you can now change the text displayed within the color bars in the Alternate Status Entry Mode.
- Display QR Code to make it easier to share the app with Friends
- Behavior Status Donation Link
Here are a couple screen shots for you to look at from this version ….
As the title says, what is Behavior Status anyways. Well Behavior Status is an application which runs on Android phones and tablets. It is designed to allow Parents and Teachers to track behavior of children. By tracking behavior you can look for patterns and/or determine what techniques work to correct behavior. At it hears Behavior Status allows you to track; however, in the future I hope to add other features to Behavior Status.
The concept is simple, you can go provide a list of children either in a single list or separate them by class. Once you have children you can tap on one and change the status from Green, Yellow and Red. Green = Good Behavior, Yellow = Minor Issue, Red = Major Issue. The meaning of each color is really up to you; although each day starts out as Green which makes it the default. Upon choosing a different status you will be prompted to enter a time (which defaults to the current time) and a Note. The Note field allows you to record why you marked the behavior change. This is the place for you to record why and what action was taken if you so choose.
Then once you are setting the status of children you can go back to a child view their history as well as export the information to a CSV file on the SD Card. The calendar/history view provides you with a high-level view of the month by color coding each day. For instance if April 1st the status started out as Green, changed to Yellow and finally Red the Calendar Day will display Red. One of the items often missed in behavior status is the ability to tap on days in the calendar.
Once you click on a day in the Calendar you are presented with a log for that given day. Within this view you can access all of the status changes as well as the notes throughout the day. If for some reason you need to go back and add a status change in for a given day you can Add a Note by clicking the Menu button. In addition you can also send an email with the status changes as well as the notes recorded throughout the day. This can be very useful for teachers to be able to email parents when a child is having behavior issues. Parents of extended families email the log to the other parent to keep them informed of changes in behavior.
Thats what Behavior Status is … and here is what it looks like.